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Rotorua New Zealand


Rotorua New Zealand
Rotorua (and surrounding region) is one of the most popular tourist towns in the North Island, well known for its geothermal activity, its lakes and numerous attractions and adrenaline pumping adventure activities. The sulphur smell will surprise you! Rotorua is also the heartland of New Zealand's Maori culture, and visitors can enjoy a performance of song and dance, followed by food cooked in a traditional hangi (cooked in an earthen oven). The region is one of the country's prime trout fishing spots. Rotorua has something for everyone, from family groups, to the independent traveler, from budget travelers to those seeking luxury accommodation.
Travel guides for Rotorua: Viator.com, rotoruanz.com
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What to do in Rotorua

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Agrodome    7.6 KM Rotorua
A visit to the Agrodome is simply a 'must do', offering visitors a fun, interactive, hands-on experience showcasing New Zealand farming at its best. One of the highlights is the world famous and multi-award winning Sheep Show, presenting an exciting insight into New Zealand agriculture. Experience the Organic Farm Tour -Tour our NZ working farm offering a hand on experience
Pure Cruise - Sailing Yacht, Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua12 KM Rotorua
You won't be surprised to discover that a 'pure' aspect underpins what we do. Have an amazing experience with us off the beaten track on board Tiua our 53ft sailing, explore the secluded bays & stunning scenery, swim, fish, and relax. This place is a paradise and Pure Cruise has devised countless ways to enjoy it. Come on board and share our passion for sailing & this stunning
Buried Village of Te Wairoa    13 KM Rotorua
Step back in time and explore the village excavated from the mud of Mt Tarawera, hear the stories of the fateful night, and experience the force of nature at Wairere falls. The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is a place of exceptional beauty that has been created around the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera.
Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute    3 KM Rotorua
Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. We are home to the world famous Pohutu geyser, to mud pools, hot springs, to silica formations to the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We have shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village    2.8 KM Rotorua
Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity is the Living Maori Thermal Village of Whakarewarewa. Join a guided tour and discover the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique environment. Sit back and relax at our twice daily Maori Cultural Performances while we entertain you through song and dance.
Combination attraction and sightseeing tours    0.2 KM Rotorua
Various organized half day and full day bus tours in Rotorua combining attractions from the region depending on interests. With hotel pickup services these convenient Rotorua tours include combinations of the Tamaki Maori village evening with hangi dinner, Te Puia Maori arts and crafts, Whakarewarewa thermal valley, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, the Agrodome sheep show and extreme sport adventures at Agroventures Adventure Park. Additional tours include the Skyline gondola and lake boat lunch cruise.
Try the OGO Ball Unique experience.    4.4 KM Rotorua
Once harnessed inside the OGO ball, you will roll downhill in this enormous plastic ball. You can also choose the wash cycle option. Do not forget your bathing suit and towel.
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve - Wai Ora Spa    12.6 KM Rotorua
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve is the MOST active thermal reserve in Rotorua with boiling mud pools, steaming sulphur fumaroles, erupting hot waters, mud volcano, New Zealand's largest hot water fall, steam vent geyser and much more. Wai Ora Spa is New Zealand's only mud bath spa complex where you can experience a genuine geothermal mud bath and sulphur spa. Traditional massages
Wet 'n' Wild Rafting - whitewater adventures    1.7 KM Rotorua
Wild whitewater rafting adventures to mild scenic float trips for all age groups and confidence levels! Daily rafting options on the Wairoa, Kaituna and Rangitaiki Rivers. Multi day wilderness river journeys on Motu and Mohaka Rivers. Wet'n'Wild delivers a positively enhanced rafting experience through customer safety, quality equipment and highly qualified and experienced Guides.
HELiPRO Helicopter Adventures    3 KM Rotorua
HELiPRO excursions feature the very best of New Zealand's fabulous scenery. Active Volcanoes, Lakes and magnificent coastlines feature in a number of our excursions. Join us for the experience of a lifetime travelling to destinations which include White Island active Volcano and, exclusive to HELiPRO, Mount Tarawera Volcano and Mokoia Island Wildlife sanctuary.
Rotorua Combos    0.4 KM Rotorua
We have combined Rotorua's leading adventure activities, adrenalin filled whitewater rafting & sledging, tandem skydiving, swooping, zorbing, monster 4x4, luging also including award winning Tamaki Maori culture hangi & concert, & Hells Gate Mud bath & spa. Check us out!

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Current and upcoming events in Rotorua

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    0.5 KM Rotorua
This annual event will be held in Kuirau Park, corner of Ranolf & Pukuatua Sts, on Saturday 16 February (23 Feb if wet). Start time 11.00 am Judging 12.30 pm. Register your teddy for a gold coin donation and be in with a chance to win category ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kuirau Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
First performed around 1596, Shakespeare’s comic fantasy of four lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies is a sly reckoning with love, jealousy and marriage. For centuries it’s been one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Little Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
The Home & Garden Show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to transform your surroundings and create the place you’ve always dreamed of. Check out the variety, the innovations and take advantage of the expert advice. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Sixteen talented sculptors spent 10 days creating beautiful new sculptures, as part of the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium. The new sculptures, relating to the symposium theme Nga Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua, will join specially ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Telluride Mountainfilm is a dynamic organisation with a festival of films, people, stories and ideas that celebrates indomitable spirit, educates and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Basement Cinema, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles. Interactive and suitable for all ages, The Bubble Show is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Little Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari - the project: the past, current status and future plans. Did you know there’s an ancient forest on our doorstep, just one hour from Rotorua? An ecological delight, this 3,400 hectare mountain is protected by a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Bridge Club, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Keen to get outdoors as a family, but not sure if you’ve got the know how to venture out safely? In celebration of Get Outdoors Week, Macpac Rotorua invites you and the kids to come learn tips and tricks that’ll make your next outdoor adventure a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Macpac, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    2.9 KM Rotorua
Join us to celebrate our rugby and culture! Rotorua International Rugby Festival - 1st Edition. Waikite Rugby (Rotorua) Vs Atletico y Progresso de Brandsen (Argentina). Program: 6pm - Powhiri 6:30pm - Kick Off games 7:30pm - Senior ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waikite Rugby Football Club Rooms, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.9 KM from Rotorua
    3.7 KM Rotorua
East-side Rapture II is a Family Fun Evening at Puketawhero Park, Friday 22nd Feb 2019 at 6pm. This is a follow up to last years successful event which drew a record crowd. Come to this Concert and Outdoor movie under the stars. The local ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Puketawhero Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.7 KM from Rotorua
    17.9 KM Rotorua
Working displays of farming machinery from 100 years ago up to the present day, including haymaking and cultivation. Heavy horse ploughing is always popular. Food and refreshments will be available. Under 15 enter free.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Tractor Club Showground, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 17.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Art in the Park is Rotorua's annual arts market with over 60 stalls of local artists, makers, and artisans showing their crafts and selling their wares in the beautiful Government Gardens of Rotorua. Wander among the market stalls of local ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    3.1 KM Rotorua
The 4-Week Programme gives young athletes the chance to develop the Mental Skills to excel in sport and life. Programme includes 4 workshops giving each young athlete the key mental skills required to maintain consistent performance, deal with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.1 KM Rotorua
Leave the bike at home and commute to work or school by two wheels instead. Pit stop locations across Rotorua will be located for your commute convenience, supplying you with refreshments, spot prizes and the chance to go in the draw to win 1 of 3 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sport Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.1 KM from Rotorua
4.7 KM Rotorua
Small Class size only eight per session for one hour so children are not bored and encouraged to focus. Good quality art materials, so that children can hang their art and mosaics on the walls or in the garden like professional artists, or give ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Janet Keen Painting and Mosaics School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Discover how we handcraft jade on a free guided tour of our workshop. Meet New Zealand’s finest jade artists and see them at work transforming jade into art. Learn about the machinery involved in the carving process and explore the cultural ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mountain Jade, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    4.1 KM Rotorua
Thank you to those who have confirmed their attendance for this wonderful evening, and to those who have registered their interest, just a reminder that we request an RSVP by the 22nd February 2019 as we wish to confirm numbers for catering. Once ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.1 KM Rotorua
Track your ride and create a work of art by ‘drawing’ your journey using the Strava app. Map your ride, then share from the app to [email protected] to be in to win. Drawings will be judged and will gain points for skill and originality. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sport Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.1 KM Rotorua
Cycle a 3km loop encompassing the Government Gardens and Sulphur Point and find the answers to ten questions to go in the draw to win a $150 voucher for Cyclezone Rotorua. To download the map and clue sheet go to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sport Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
An exhibition of contemporary art jewellery by local artist Fiona Frew. This exhibition explores themes of environmental concerns, consumer culture, identity and the role that objects play in our society.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Come join us for a full day of African drum and dance. New players welcome, Drums provided, no experience necessary! Suitable for beginner to intermediate players, we will start with the basics and gently build from there to playing full-blown ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    4.3 KM Rotorua
The Copthorne Off-Road Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5km event and little devils event. Join us in Rotorua for this fantastic run/walk event on Sunday the 3rd of March 2019! Make sure you are part of this outstanding off road Half Marathon through ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waipa Mountain Bike Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.3 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
As part of Rotorua Children’s Weekend celebrations there are a wide range of free family activities hosted in various venues around Rotorua over 2 fun-filled days. The second of these family-friendly days will be the Redwoods Children’s Day ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Redwoods, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    2.4 KM Rotorua
Te hiringa matua, te hiringa tangata, te hiringa o te rangatahi. This workshop has been designed to be relevant to all professionals working with young Maori (rangatahi). Participants will learn current and applied knowledge that will further ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Rotorua
    15.6 KM Rotorua
Fresh off the biggest international tour of their career thus far, the dub-funk fivesome is fizzing to celebrate the sunny season with their home crew old and new. January through to April, Strangely Arousing and the crew are taking their special ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Okere Falls Store, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 15.6 KM from Rotorua
    2.4 KM Rotorua
Join us for the 5th Annual Tummy & Tots Expo! Shopping, information, support services, entertainment, gifts and fun for the family. The Tummy & Tots Expo is your place for everything from Pregnancy to Pre School. Just $5 at the door, children ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
Welcome to the third New Zealand Minigolf Open 2019 - New Zealand's competitive minigolf tournament! Think you have what it takes to take the top $1,000 prize? Enter the Pro division where New Zealand's top players will be putting 144 holes across ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lumberjax Mini Golf, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
An exhibition of quilts and textile artworks showcasing the work of Aotearoa Quilters. A number of quilts will be for sale. Lectures, & floor talks will be running throughout the weekend giving an opportunity for visitors to learn about the art of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.1 KM Rotorua
This 100% Cuban festival held in Rotorua, New Zealand, has 20+ hours of workshops with world-class International and Local Cuban instructors, Crazy Cuban parties every night, with the best Cuban music around. The largest community-based Cuban ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakes Performing Arts Company, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.1 KM from Rotorua
    14.8 KM Rotorua
Be a part of this annual boutique open water swim on the crystal clear waters of Lake Okataina on Sunday 10th March 2019. With distances of 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3km and 6km there's something for everyone. All of the monies from entry fees goes ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Okataina, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 14.8 KM from Rotorua
    2.9 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Walking Festival is a one or two day recreational walking event. You can walk one day or two days and choose from the different distances for each day. We have great walks, spot prizes and entertainment planned for our 26th Anniversary. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Neil Hunt Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Band Rotunda in Government Gardens will again showcase local music on sunny Sunday afternoons during February and March 2019. Bring along a deck chair, a rug and picnic, then lay back to enjoy a great range of music and entertainment ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
'Hitched' is for any recently engaged couple seeking fresh 'wedding day' inspiration. One of the first (if not the first), Wedding Shows in 2019, 'Hitched' will host a fabulous collective of over 90 wedding vendors from throughout the Bay of Plenty ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    9.2 KM Rotorua
5KM – 2.5KM – 1KM – 500M – 300M – 200M – 100M. AMPHIBIAN: 1.5KM SWIM + 3KM RUN + 500M SWIM. A weekend of action awaits at Rotorua’s spectacular Blue Lake so get ready for a totally new take on the only fresh water event in the Banana ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Blue Lake (Tikitapu), Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 9.2 KM from Rotorua
    15.6 KM Rotorua
Stretch has a passion in his performance that sets shows alight. From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses, his songs are a bittersweet blend of folk, soul and rock’n’roll. Having sold out concerts at Church Road Winery and Hawke's ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Okere Falls Store, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 15.6 KM from Rotorua
    4.1 KM Rotorua
Crankworx Rotorua is back for six days of action, from 19 to 24 March in 2019. Crankworx Rotorua is the first stop on the Crankworx World Tour which features four locations where ordinary humans perform the extraordinary and launch into the realm of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Skyline Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Remaster music are proud to present 'Another Sunday Session' Sunday March 24th, 2019 1pm - 7pm Lava Bar, Rotorua Featuring back to back live music from: - DJ Johnny T (1-3pm) - Cypher & Soul (4pm) - Soulfej (5pm) - Remaster Music ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lava Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    4.6 KM Rotorua
So much of what is happening in politics and society right now parallels what happens within Shakespeare’s plays – and we’re not just talking Trump. With this in mind, the ‘new takes’ on the works of the Bard will be performed by ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Lakes High School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.6 KM from Rotorua
    2 KM Rotorua
Flexi Barre is an exercise class combining yoga, pilates and ballet barre work in a jam packed hour! Classes provide options for all levels, meaning you are in charge of how hard you work. You do not have to have any previous experience or be a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Amjazz Dance Studio, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2 KM from Rotorua
    1.4 KM Rotorua
The Star of Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live show Earth, Life & Beyond. Sue’s abilities have been seen on TVNZ’s ‘Sensing Murder’, the ‘Good Morning’ show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rydges Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.4 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua

Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Rotorua Marathon is New Zealand's most scenic and iconic marathon event. For 54 years runners and walkers of all ages have accepted the challenge, taking a lap around the beautiful Lake Rotorua. Today there is a distance for everyone, with a half ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Rotorua Marathon is New Zealand's most scenic and iconic marathon event. For 54 years runners and walkers of all ages have accepted the challenge, taking a lap around the beautiful Lake Rotorua. Today there is a distance for everyone, with a half ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua
- If you are in Rotorua on Tuesday - Do not miss this! - Come and test your knowledge against the famous Believe It Or Not questions. With a pre-quiz game, the Main Quiz finished off with a 3 Question Jackpot Quiz and other on-the-spot prizes, and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    2.4 KM Rotorua
Anxiety disorders are the most common child and adolescent mental health concern. Anxiety is a very normal human response, but for as many as 1 in 5 young people in New Zealand the symptoms become so intrusive so as to interfere with day to day ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Rotorua
    2.4 KM Rotorua
Helping professionals, carers, and educational professionals often struggle with children whose behaviour is confrontational, defiant, challenging or violent. Often such behaviour is attributed to the influence of traumatic experiences from the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Held over three days, the Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show brings together the very best in products and services for the home and lifestyle products. With over 150 companies involved take your time to explore all the various sites on display ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    13.1 KM Rotorua
If you want to get down and dirty and have a whole lot of fun, then these unique off-road running events are for you. The events are open to both male and female competitors who are 13 years of age and older. Challenge yourself on a course that ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakes Ranch, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 13.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
the Soundshell Market..held right on the Lakefront in sunny Rotorua... It has been operating for 30 years... Plenty of parking. Featuring outside stalls of all descriptions. Crafts, antiques, curios and collectibles, plants, clothing, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Rotorua

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Top Camp Ground    0.8 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Cosy Cottage Thermal Rotorua    1.3 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Willow Haven Lake Side    6.4 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Blue Lake Top Ten    9.1 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Okareka Budget Basic Camp Site    10 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 

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